Vinyl Wood Floors: The surface of vinyl hardwood flooring is just a printed representation of what the actual material looks like. Because of this, the appearance of virtually any species of wood can be achieved. While market demand will set prices to some extent, there will not be an immense gap in between prices between common and rare exotic wood species. Vinyl also offers you the ability to install padding underneath the floor. This gives you the look and beauty of hardwood, with the soft comfort of a more pliant yielding floor. It can also help to insulate the room and make it more energy-efficient.
Hardwood Floors: All wood is not alike, and there are a number of factors that will determine what your floor ends up looking like. This includes the species of wood, the grade, the cut, and any color or finish treatments that you choose to apply. The price difference between the different types of wood can be quite substantial.